Green Bean "Almondine" with Garlic and Blue Cheese

Green Bean "Almondine" with Garlic and Blue Cheese

Chef John

"This variation of classic French green bean amandine includes roasted garlic and blue cheese for an extra kick."
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Ingredients

1 h 42 m servings 190 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 190 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.4g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 172 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking dish with aluminum foil.
  2. Cut top 1/3 off garlic heads, exposing the cloves. Place garlic in the prepared baking dish cut side up. Pour olive oil over the garlic and season with salt. Fold up foil and seal to create a tight packet.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a paring knife inserts easily into the center of a garlic clove, about 1 hour; set aside to cool. Once cool, remove each garlic clove from the skin. Reserve remaining olive oil.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add green beans and cook until bright green and nearly tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain beans and transfer to a large bowl of ice water to cool completely; drain well and set aside.
  6. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add almonds; cook and stir until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Toss green beans, roasted garlic and reserved olive oil, toasted almonds, and 1 tablespoon olive oil together in a large bowl; season with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Transfer to a shallow baking dish and top with blue cheese.7
  8. Bake until cheese is melted and beans are fully tender, about 15 minutes.

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Most helpful positive review

I didn't have time to roast the garlic, so I just minced it and sautéed it with the almonds. Delicious! The combination of blue cheese, garlic and almonds is wonderful.

Most helpful critical review

too much blue cheese

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I didn't have time to roast the garlic, so I just minced it and sautéed it with the almonds. Delicious! The combination of blue cheese, garlic and almonds is wonderful.

These beans were loved by all who ate them! Just follow the recipe, and you won't be sorry! Very good, once again, Chef!

Made this last night for a dinner party for 12 but I adjusted the serving size to 8 because I added some sauteed yellow onion and mushrooms. I blanched the green beans for ONLY 2 minutes as I lo...

If I could give this an extra, bonus star, I would! I used green beans from my garden & "guessed" I had about a half pound, so I chose to use 1 head of garlic, 1/2 as much blue cheese, but still...

I used 1 tbs butter and 1 tbs oil. I found the blue cheese to be the perfect amount.

Made this for Christmas dinner for a group of 20 adults plus children. I doubled the recipe. OMGoodness, awesome! The dish was wiped out on the first round! Note the initial ingredients list has...

One of my teens devoured half the pan, but requested more almonds next time. Anytime I can get one of my kids to devour a vegan dish is definitely worth repeating. I've gotten away from green be...

This was delicious! Everyone loved it at Thanksgiving! I was worried about the blue cheese -- I don't like it, but it was great in this recipe!! All the ingredients went together really well. Ca...

This is delicious! I'm not a fan of green beans but in this recipe I love them. The garlic, almonds and blue cheese go great together.

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